Doctors ‘paternalistic’: CHF

The row stems from the looming integration of pathology and diagnostic results into the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system, slated to begin 30 November, which could involve test results being automatically sent to patients.

In a statement last week, the Consumers Health Forum said the “full potential” of the PCEHR was being threatened by “self-interested doctors who wrongly claim they are putting patients’ interests first”.

GPs have warned of potentially dangerous consequences arising from the misinterpretation of results, a view CHF CEO Adam Stankevicius

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